BSO Performs Return of the Jedi at Strathmore

4 min 3 mths

It’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact that “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” is about to turn forty next year. It’s even harder to think that franchise itself will be fifty in 2027 and the Force is stronger than ever with the amount of TV shows, movies and merchandising that is readily available. I remember seeing “Return of the Jedi” on the big screen in 1983 and thinking that this was it as far as “Star Wars” was concerned. Then the Special Editions came along in 1997 and outside of the new offerings, I haven’t seen any of the original movies on the big screen since. Going into seeing this movie with a full orchestral accompaniment, I was unsure of what to expect.

I came away from this experience at The Music Center at Strathmore very impressed. From the moment that the 20th Century Fox Fanfare played until the last notes of the end credits, I felt that this was a different experience that I have not had with any Star Wars movie.

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